Organizers have changed the on sale date to February 28 at 10 a.m. CT and will now forego an online presale. The note on Dead50.net reads, “Wow! We’re excited (and humbled) to discover that your enthusiasm for Fare Thee Well matches our own! We have received an overwhelming number of mail order ticket requests. In an effort to honor the history and spirit of the Grateful Dead, we are going to try to fill as many of these orders as possible. This means there will be no other pre-sales. In order to give the good folks at GDTS TOO time to sort through the 60,000+ (!) envelopes received so far the new public on sale is Feb 28th @ 10 a.m. CST via Ticketmaster.”
Fare Thee Well co-promoter Peter Shapiro’s Relix Magazine reveals that the 60,000+ envelopes are “requesting an estimated 350,000+ tickets for the three nights.” We knew these shows would be popular with fans, but not to that level.
In case you missed it, check out the highlights of Hornsby’s recent chat about Fare Thee Well.